Stunning enamel and sterling silver cigarette case. Lushly enameled in cobalt blue with a radiating, engine-turned pattern beneath. A detailed silver crown applique is upon the front of the case, while back is completely engine-turned. Gilded within. Hallmarks: John William Barrett, Birmingham 1931. 2 5/8" W., 3 1/4" H.
Antique oak box with Art Nouveau sterling silver mounts. Each of the corner silver appliques has florals along with undulating vines upon a hammered background. Wool felt lining. Hallmarks: Charles S. Green, Birmingham 1905. 2 1/4" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 3/4" L.
Unusual example of a high Art Deco biscuit box or covered ice cooler. The crystal box is cut with geometric triangular patterns and fits upon its own tray. Concentric Art Deco designs in relief are on the tray as well as upon the complementing cover. A geometric handle completes the design. England circa 1930. 4 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Beautiful! Blossom-design, sterling-silver box in a rectangular form with rounded corners. The box is mounted with scrolling and beaded elements in a blossom pattern originally designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen, U.S.A., circa 1948-51. This example is signed International Silver and La Paglia circa 1952, as pictured in "Jensen Silver: The American Designs," page 115. 3" W., 4 1/8" L., 2 1/4" H.
Handsome Edwardian sterling silver snuff box. The box, with a lovely cross-hatch pattern, has a central vacant medallion. Interior retains its original lush gilding. Hallmarks: J.C. Vickery, London 1909. 1" W., 2 7/8" L., 3/4" H.
Lovely silvered box with an elaborately chased, hinged top. A central shield is vacant. Wooden lined. Made by the Viners workshop in Sheffiled circa 1940's. 4 3/4" W., 7 3/4" L., 1 3/4" H.
Fine Art Deco sterling silver and scenic enamel box. Hinged top with hand-painted enamels in red, greens, blue and lilac with golden metallic highlights is artist-signed R.A.I. A woman in voluminous dress and gentleman with walking stick are set against an urn-and-balustrade backdrop. The box with its applied foliate borders rests upon geometric, stepped feet. Hallmarks: Henry Clifford Davis, Birmingham 1925. 3 3/4" W., 4 3/4" L., 2 1/4" H.
Royal blue opaline box. Square hinged form with gilded mounts. Unusual to find in this deep, rich blue tone. Made in France circa 1920. 2 3/8" H., 3 7/8" square
Handsome English Victorian oak- and- brass-mounted smokers' box. The design has separate hinged compartments for cigars as well as cigarettes. Each is clearly labelled with a brass plaque. This unusual example is also fitted with a cigar cutter upon the top along with a match-striker plate and a removable ashtray. Within the cigarette section is an additional holder for matches or a roller. A twist-form brass carrying handle completes the design. England circa 1890. 6" W., 12" L., 5" H.
Pure Art Deco design. Top of the silvered box is engine-turned with alternating incised panels. The rounded, stained wood forms that flank the sides are also supports that uphold the box. Wooden lined. Made in England circa 1925. 3 1/4" W., 6 1/8" L., 1 5/8" H.
Beautiful quality vintage sterling silver and enamel cufflinks. Enameled in blue with a yellow enamel border. Each depicts a boxer on one end with a pair of boxing gloves on the other end. Stamped hallmarks for Birmingham along with 925 sterling silver and maker mark; circa 1970's. 1/2" W., 5/8" L.
Secession gilded brass box made by the Erhard & Sohne workshop in Germany circa 1915-25. Six panels upon the hinged top depict leopards, horse and rider, sailing ship and bird. Side panels include an elephant and a lion. Four feet support the stunning box designed by Eugen Schwemmle. A similar example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured in the museum publication, "Metallkunst," page 158. Impressed workshop mark beneath. 2 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
Lovely, antique jewel box covered in textured leather. The hinged top is inset with beveled glass which reveals the beautifully lined, tufted silk-and-velvet interior. A top tray fitted with sections to accommodate rings, bracelets and earrings lifts out to silk-lined compartment beneath, ideal for necklaces. Retains its original key. Made in France circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 4 3/4" W., 7" L.
Lovely carved antique Black Forest wooden box. Florals in high relief are upon the top with a naturalistic wood-swirl pattern carved upon top as well as sides. A buckle-and-strap design further embellishes the rectangular form. Retains its original, functioning and locking key. Germany circa 1890. 2 5/8" H., 4" D., 10 7/8" L.
Lovely two-tone blue enamel and silver gilt snuff box. Elongated, octagonal form has lush blue enamel over an engine-turned pattern. A contrasting blue enamel border completes the design. Hallmarks: S. Blackensee & Sons, Chester 1910. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
Engine-turned borders highlight the cover of the silver-plated box with its gadroon-edge detail. Made by Cooper Bros. of Sheffield circa 1925. 1 7/8" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 1/2" H.
Beautifully turned pattern upon the cover of the large silver-plated cigarette box. Rounded corner detail enhances the form made for State Express cigarettes in England circa 1930's. 2" H., 4 3/4" W., 6 1/2" L.
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.